Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany, established Schubert Wines in 1998. Having worked with winemakers like Erni Loosen of Dr Loosen Estate, Bernkastel in Germany as well as in various vineyards across the world,
their dream had always been to set off around the globe in search of the ideal place to plant and produce their true passion – Pinot Noir. After travelling through regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, they arrived in the small region of Martinborough in the Wairarapa province of New Zealand. And it was there that Kai and Marion knew they had finally found what
they were looking for. In the spring of 1998, they acquired a small established local vineyard and 40 hectares of bare land just north of Martinborough, at Dakins Road. The latter was planted from scratch in 1999 and 2000, exclusively to Pinot Noir. Schubert’s philosophy is to craft wines of uncompromising quality that would stand out alongside the finest in the world. 14 hectares of vines
are closely planted in the traditional, European style and the unique climate found in this small corner of New Zealand’s North Island produces naturally low yields and thus, intensely flavoured wines. As a result, Schubert Estate was quick to capture the attention of connoisseurs and critics alike for its alluring, internationally award winning wines of outstanding character, complexity, balance and grace. 90% of the production is exported to 36 countries.